Playoffs :: Tuesday Night (April 27) Recap


There were four games on the schedule lastnight and two teams have punched their tickets into the next round.  You  know which teams those are?  Well if you don’t that you should be glad that I am here to help you out.  One thing I can tell you though, as a little spoiler, all home teams took care of business.

After the jump you will have my recaps of the games that went down in the NBA Playoffs lasnight.

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  • Miami Heat 86, Boston Celtics 96 | Boston wins series 4-1Ray Allen scored 24 and teammate Paul Pierce pitched in with 21 of his own to help the C’s move on into the next round of the playoffs where they will face the……yeah, I am not telling you that yet.  C’s started the game off with scoring 29 points in the first quarter while the Miami Heat were right on their trail with 21.  Dwyane Wade put his team on his shoulder for them to take game four dropping 46 but in this one his 31 was not enough.  Mario Chalmers came off of the bench to score 20 to give his helping hand to Wade.  It would be to much Celtics in the fourth quarter that propelled them on to the next round. 
  • Chicago Bulls 94, Cleveland Cavaliers 96 | Cleveland wins series 4-1The Cleveland Cavaliers knocked off the Chicago Bulls in five.  LeBron James scored 19 points, had 10 rebounds and was one assist away from notching another triple-double.  Antwan Jamison seeming to prove that he was a worth pick-up for the team scored a team high 25 points.  Cavaliers also got a big boost from their bench, especially Delonte West.  West poured in 16 hitting 6 of 11 from the floor and 2 of 5 from the three point line.  Derrick Rose wowed the crowd with his quickness and moves to the hoop.  He finished with a game high 31.  Luol Deng pitched in 26.  Cavaliers will now face the Boston Celtics.
  • San Antonio Spurs 81, Dallas Mavericks 103 | San Antonio Leads Series 3-2Caron Butler and the Dallas Mavericks got off to the start they needed.  Butler put his mark on this game early on in the first half as he would score 21.  In the second half he and the Mavericks picked up where they left off.  Starting with a 10-0 run the Mavericks saw themselves with a comfortable lead over the Spurs.  Butler would finish with a game high 35 points.  Nowitzki with 15.  San Antonio had 18 turnovers and Dallas would make them pay for that running when they could.  Spurs were led by Tony Parker who finished with 18.  George Hill whom was coming off of a 29 point performance in game four finished with just 12 points.  Duncan had 11 and Ginobili 7.  Richard Jefferson with 4.  The series returns back to San Antonio for game six on Thursday, April 29th and is scheduled to tip at 8:00 PM est.

    Oklahoma City Thunder 87, Los Angeles Lakers 111 | LA Leads Series 3-2In the last game of the evening and it pretty much summed of the evening.  All the home teams won their games back in their own stomping grounds.  The Thunder never had a chance in this game.  They were outscored 31 to 16 in the first quarter and never gave a threat to the Lakers.  Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum combined to score 46 points (Gasol with 25, Bynum 21).  Ron Artest added 14 and Kobe Bryant finished with 13.  Yes, 13.  Well when you have your two seven-footers scoring almost half of your points you really don’t need scoring from your best player.  Kevin Durant finished with 17 to lead the Thunder as teammate Russell Westbrook added 15.  The series shifts back to OKC where the Thunder will look to send this to a game seven.  If they play like they did the last two games in Oklahamo, looks like this will return to LA for a game seven.  I bet Los Angeles felt this series would of been over a long, long time ago.  Ain’t that right LA!?